Date: 1 June 2022

This webpage will be updated with current information in the next four weeks and the Prizes will open on 2 August 2022.


Te Puiaki Kaipūtaiao Maea MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize

Guidelines for entering your details into the Prime Minister’s Science Prizes Portal

Tēnā koe,

Welcome to the page where you will find information about the application process through the Prime Minister’s Science Prizes Portal.  You will also find all forms/templates on this page for your convenience that are required to be completed. However they can also be found in the portal. .

There are a number of steps that you need to take and so it is important to read the guidelines below as this provides information about logging in and finding your way around the portal.

Both the Applicant and Referee do need to log in to the portal separately.


If you do need help or advice at any time then please do not hesitate to make contact with the Secretariat (contact details below).

Once you have finished reading the guidelines and when you are ready please click on the portal link.

Please allow plenty of time to complete the application.

The following templates that can be downloaded from the portal are also below for your convenience.  When you have completed them they need to be uploaded to the portal.

(forms will be updated and published on the website in 2022)


  •  The referee that I requested has completed all that is required including completing the referee template and uploaded it into the portal.
  •  I have uploaded my CV to the portal.
  •  I have uploaded my application template (including evidence portfolio), and indicative budget for use of the Prize to the portal.
  •  I have either uploaded an ethics statement, or explained why one is not required. You will be prompted for this in the portal.
  •  I have accepted the Prize Terms and Conditions. Again you will be prompted for this in the portal.

Complete applications must be submitted by 12:01am on 27th October 2021 since the original closing date of the 25th October is a public holiday.


Ko te Kaiwhakahaere the Secretariat for The Prime Minister’s Science Prizes is Royal Society Te Apārangi.  Contact details are:

Te Kaiwhakahaere the Secretariat
The Prime Minister’s Science Prizes
Royal Society Te Apārangi
PO Box 598

Waea Tel: (04) 470 5762

Īmēra Email:

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